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    A Moab man has pleaded guilty after his January arrest on allegations he had engaged in a two-year sexual relationship with a teenager.

    Samuel Beauregard

    Samuel Beauregard, 45, could receive up to five years on each of the two counts to which he pleaded guilty — unlawful sexual activity with a minor who was 15 at the time and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor with a victim who was 16 or 17 at the time of the incident.

    In exchange for his guilty pleas, Grand County Chief Deputy Attorney Matt Brooks dismissed a count of sexual exploitation of a minor and a second count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor who was 16 or 17 at the time of the incident.

    Beauregard waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Seventh District Judge Don Torgerson ordered a presentence investigation be completed before he sentences Beauregard on June 16.

    The girl’s father confronted Beauregard at the defendant’s home .The girl was inside at the time. Her parents took her to Moab Regional Hospital for an examination and law enforcement was contacted.

    The victim told officers the relationship began when she was 15 and continued for the next two years.

    Beauregard initially denied the relationship.

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